The primary goal of the Mid-America Trucking Show has always been to bring the entire industry together for the largest and most comprehensive, face-to-face event in trucking. With this goal in mind, MATS 50th has been scheduled for March 24-26, 2022. These dates ensure the full support of our industry at an uncompromised, large-scale, in-person event that meets our shared goals and delivers the caliber of show that we have all come to expect from MATS.

At MATS 50th, we intend to set a new standard for trucking industry events. We are developing new in-person experiences that will further engage attendees and provide exhibitors more opportunities to directly connect with their audience. The MATS Experience will feature more education, exhibits, events, and entertainment than ever before. Currently in the works:

  • Opening Night Celebration & Networking Event
  • Expanded Education, Product Demos, and Speaking Opportunities
  • Larger-than-Ever PKY Truck Beauty Championship
  • More Outdoor Events and Entertainment
  • Interactive MATS History Experiences

We are excited to have firm dates for the 50th Anniversary of MATS and look forward to working alongside our industry friends and family. Mark your calendars - March 24-26, 2022. We promise, it will be worth the wait.


Toby Young, President
February 15, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you still accepting exhibitor applications for MATS 50th?

Yes, with dates for MATS 50th now finalized, we are accepting applications from new and returning exhibitors.

Do I need to submit a new exhibitor application?

If you previously signed up, your sales representative will contact you in the coming weeks to take care of any required paperwork and finalize your reservation. If you are a new exhibitor, please Apply to Exhibit.

When will attendee registration open?

Registration will open on November 1, 2021. Please sign-up for our newsletter to be the first to know about exciting additions to MATS 50th.

Will my badge registration carry forward?

All previously registered attendees will be contacted to finalize their registration for the upcoming event. Any payments made will carry forward.

Where will the rescheduled show take place?

The show will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.

What about my hotel reservations?

Please contact the hotel directly. All MATS Hotels are holding room blocks for the new MATS 50th dates and on-line hotel reservations will open up soon.

Will my booth space credit roll forward to the rescheduled event?

Yes. If you currently have a credit for booth space, it will roll forward to the MATS 50th event. Your sales representative will contact you in the coming weeks to take care of any required paperwork and finalize your reservation.

Do you have speaking opportunities available? How do I submit my request?

Yes, we have expanded our education, product demo, and speaking opportunities to accommodate even more sessions. Submit your request here to get on the schedule.

Share your MATS experiences and connect with others!

Do you have a story, photo, or memory you want to share with the industry? In honor of MATS 50th, we’re sharing these memories for all to see. Your story is our story, so please share. #MATS50.